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Thursday Night Book Club: Somebody Knows My Name

By Wallingford Pub... - Posted on 02 February 2009

Join us on Thursday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room for a relaxing evening among fellow reading enthusiasts as we discuss Lawrence Hill's novel, "Someone Knows My Name." This novel is inspired by a fascinating but little known historical document called the Book of Negroes, copies of which can be found at the New York Public Library, the Rockefeller Library at Colonial Williamsburg, and the U.S. National Archives in Washington D.C. It is the life story of Aminata Diallo from her abduction in Africa to enslavement on a South Carolina plantation to New York City and the chaos of the Revolutionary War, relocation to Nova Scotia and ultimately London. From the book jacket: "In this captivating novel, (Lawrence) Hill portrays one woman's remarkable spirit and strength in the face of adversity, and he brings to life crucial and little known chapters in world history."

Our Thursday Night Book Club is an informal gathering for fans of fiction and popular nonfiction. Each month a book is selected for group discussion and all are welcome to come and share their thoughts about authors, writing styles, plots, and themes.

It's all about the book; however light refreshments are offered!

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